SOLD OUT | Pine Needle Basketry Workshop with Janis of Vankleek Hill’s Fair Winds Foraged Fibre Designs

Saturday, March 19, 2022, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Using pine needles, artificial sinew and a needle, students will learn to make a small basket with a fitted lid.
Techniques include:
•       harvesting, preparing, and storing pine needles
•       starting the basket and spacing stitches for even spokes
•       increasing the coil
•       controlling the shape of the basket
•       adding new sinew
•       finishing
•       making the lid
•       adding the flange to the lid
•       decorating with beads, feathers, fascicles, stitch designs, and found materials

$75 + HST payable through our online Shop, by visiting our storefront or by emailing [email protected] There is also a $5 materials fee payable in cash to the instructor at the start of class.

If you’ve been in our storefront, you’ll have seen numerous elegant and carefully crafted pine needle baskets by Janis. You can also view her work on Instagram where she’s @janisgoad

About Janis:

Janis Goad is a retired teacher who now enjoys practicing fibre arts of many forms every day: knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, dyeing with plants, basketry, and whatever other techniques come along. A relative newcomer to Vankleek Hill, she is enjoying living in a multi-generational home with her adult daughter, on a property with space and quiet to garden, snowshoe, and listen to the birds. Says Janis, “The pine needle basketry technique I teach at Indigo Hill is based on the traditional Secwepmc style I learned from my first teacher, a First Nations elder who taught a workshop in 2012 during Indigenous Days at Thompson Rivers University. Basketry is a near universal cultural art, and since then I have incorporated elements from experimentation and from other places, including Indonesia, Viet Nam, Mexico, and Jamaica.”